Syracuse: Hooked on Phish [Syracuse New Times]

Take the opening song Phish played at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 22, simply called “David Bowie,” one of the band’s earliest songs that first debuted Halloween day in 1986. The lyrics consist of two repeated phrases: “David Bowie” and “UB 40.” Phish is the only band that could engage such inanity and still stir the crowd into revelatory bliss. The mantra-like quality of the song set the tone for the rest of the night as it seemed to corral everyone from wherever their daily trip led them to that point, and henceforth, it was a union of performer and audience.

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